Sunday, 15 December 2019

How can I be substantial if I do not cast a shadow? I must have a dark side also If I am to be whole.

― C.G. Jung, Modern Man in Search of a Soul

Saturday, 7 December 2019

He Looked at his own Soul with a Telescope...

He looked at his own Soul with a telescope. What seemed all irregular, he saw and showed to be beautiful constellations, and he added to the consciousness hidden worlds within worlds.
-- Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Notebooks

The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are (Carl Gustav Jung).

Sunday, 1 December 2019

 There are only two ways to live your life: as though nothing is a miracle, or as though everything is a miracle (Albert Einstein). 

Saturday, 30 November 2019

It's because of you when I'm in bed in the morning that I can wind my spring and tell myself I have to live another good day (Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood).

Monday, 25 November 2019

We wanted, it seemed, what we already had, a lover and a friend to create with, side by side. To be loyal, yet be free (Patti Smith, Just Kids).

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

She was a keen observer, a precise user of language, sharp-tongued and funny. She could stir your emotions. Yes, really, that's what she was so good at - stirring people's emotions, moving you. And she knew she had this power...I only realized later. At the time, I had no idea what she was doing to me (Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood).

Monday, 11 November 2019

We numb our senses from morning til night, whether it’s with noise or loud music or light at night, so nobody sees the beauty. And if we’ve lost the feeling of the beauty of the world, then we are looking for substitutes. Eric Hoffer said "you can never get enough of what you don’t really want", meaning we rush around permanently needy, but the loss, the feeling of loss, is that we don’t know what it is we’ve lost. What we’ve lost is the beauty of the world, and we make up for it by attempting to conquer the world, or own the world, possess the world ("The eleventh hour" by James Hillman).

Friday, 1 November 2019

Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.

― Albert Camus

Sunday, 20 October 2019

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.

― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

“I know, my dear Watson, that you share my love of all that is bizarre and outside the conventions and humdrum routine of daily life.”

― Arthur Conan Doyle

Monday, 7 October 2019

I live in my dreams — that's what you sense. Other people live in dreams, but not in their own. That's the difference.

― Herman Hesse, Demian

Sunday, 6 October 2019

The longer one hesitates before the door, the more estranged one becomes.

― Franz Kafka

Saturday, 5 October 2019

Please — consider me a dream.

― Franz Kafka

Monday, 30 September 2019

“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.” 

― Albert Camus

Monday, 23 September 2019

I am free and that is why I am lost (Franz Kafka).

Friday, 13 September 2019

“Nothing thicker than a knife's blade separates happiness from melancholy.” 

― Virginia Woolf, Orlando

Sunday, 8 September 2019

We are what we pretend to be. Choose your mask carefully.

- Kurt Vonnegut

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known (Sagan)